U.S. Dairy Products
Lactose, a milk sugar, is removed from whey during the concentration process. The United States produces several types and grades of lactose products to meet the varying functional and nutritional needs of end-users. U.S. suppliers can also formulate custom products and blends. This section discusses the different types of lactose, its functional characteristics, and some of the many applications for this versatile ingredient.
A track record as the world's largest producer and exporter makes the United States a trusted, go-to lactose source for feed, food and pharmaceutical uses. Global customers rely on U.S. lactose for quality nutrition, product functionality and consistent supply availability.
The United States produces food, pharmaceutical and industrial grade lactose, each with its own set of specifications.
Learn about key applications and usage ideas for U.S. lactose in foods, beverage and pharmaceutical products.
Resources & Insights
A collection of downloadable and printable publications and materials is available to global customers who wish to further their knowledge and understanding of the functional and nutritional benefits of U.S. lactose and other dairy ingredients. Check out these valuable resources!
Access this in-depth technical guide on using U.S. lactose. Available in English, Korean.
Get this handy reference on lactose ingredient specifications.
Learn how U.S. lactose enhances confectionery applications. Available in English, Chinese, Korean.
Formulas & Recipes
Visit the Formulation Database to find prototypes that feature lactose. Hundreds of innovative ideas are at your fingertips.
Brownies with added chocolate chips and almonds, made with butter, lactose and sweetened condensed milk.
Fine grained white bread for slicing made with high-protein flour and lactose, skimmed milk powder and butter.
Strawberry-flavored bubble gum made with lactose.